Derek Ellis is a 1984 graduate of Jeffersonville High School where he letter two years in baseball - playing for Hall of Fame Coach Don Poole.
Currently (2018) in his 6th year as Head Coach of Jeffersonville High School
He pitched and helped his team to the State finals in 1984 losing in a 1-0 pitchers duel to Marion.
Coach Ellis was a 1984 All State and North/South All State selection.
He continues to hold Jeff High School season record for Most Wins in a Season as a pitcher with 14 wins and had a career ERA of 1.00.
Derek went on to play for Hall of Fame Junior College coach Jerry Blemker at Vincennes University .
He played the final two seasons at Indiana State University where he was co-captain and starting shortstop for the Sycamores.
Coach Ellis managed the 2008 Jeff/GRC Little League All Stars which participated in the Little League World Series and coached in little league for over a decade.